For the past few years, blogging has taken over the internet and it’s no surprise that blogging software and platforms have been increasingly easier to quickly access and use. However, if you just want to write the occasional post and aren’t too bothered about maintaining a full blog, these tools can seem incredibly bloated. Themes, categories, tags — these can quickly become a major pain to maintain. That’s where Feathers comes in.
Feathers gets you focused on the writing again and you can be up and blogging in seconds — relieving the need to configure a full blog. Read on to find out more!
A lot of the web apps we review here at Web.AppStorm hold price tags, but there’s still a plethora of free ones available that do stellar jobs. In this roundup, we’re going to showcase fifty fantastic web apps that not only do a great job, but do it for free. While a lot of them do offer paid and premium versions, we’ve chosen them all because we think you can survive on the free version forever.
Let’s dive in…
Got a goal? The chances are that you have an aim in mind, whether it is visiting the gym three times a week, consuming fewer calories each day or writing a certain number of words before nightfall. Keeping to these goals can be tricky unless you have a little helping hand.
Some people can rely on self-discipline, but most of us need some encouragement to stay on the right track. Beeminder serves a great dual purpose, making possible to not only track the things you are doing to meet you goal, but also motivates you to do so.
Here at AppStorm, we love games! Why not relax for a minute and find a fantastic new game to enjoy – hopefully these roundups will help you out.
- The 12 Top Racing Games You Need To Play
- 50 Incredible Sports Games
- 10 Awesome Board Games for the iPhone
The holidays are upon us and ’tis the season for giving! And giving we most definitely are!
We have a stunning array of award-winning games up for grabs! Head over to Windows.AppStorm and get a chance at winning one of three award-winning games — Black Ops 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Winners will be chosen randomly and will receive a digital copy of the game through the Steam service.
Collaboration Software is nothing new. As early as the 1990s big companies were developing cool programs that enabled people to work remotely, together. They were reserved for the larger corporations. Now web apps such as Basecamp have revolutionised the scene enabling any group such as college students working on assignments or AppStorm writers brainstorming for ideas to work together; no matter where they are in the world.
While this is all well and good there are limitations. A company called Jaconda realised that web development teams were often ignored when it came to collaboration software. What there was on offer didn’t amount to much. So they released their own app to allow motley crews of developers to code happily together. Upon my first glance it appeared to be nothing more than a glorified IM system. But when I looked closer I found a cool API that would surely impress team leaders.
Chances are most of us have received a gift in the past that we didn’t really like, even if we wouldn’t have admitted it at the time. Even worse, sometimes you might get gift cards for stores you’d never normally shop at, and then you really don’t know what to do with your gift.
That’s why gift registries are a great idea, in theory at least. They let you tell people what you’d like to get, without walking up and really telling them directly, so they’ve at least got a better chance of knowing what you’d like. There’s many ways you can do this: stores usually have their own online registries, and then there’s a number of gift registry web apps, even some we’ve reviewed.
On the other hand, it can be a bit awkward to fill out a gift registry, and can feel like begging to many people. That’s why we’re wondering: have you ever used a gift registry app? Did it feel odd to you? What registry did you use? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Music discovery on the web has evolved over the years, with popular services like Pandora and Grooveshark leading the way. Although they’re a tough act to follow, some new players take the challenge head on, with surprising success. Originally a Chrome extension, Exfm’s full web service is now a notable contender for a music discovery site, with over 300,000 users and counting. Learn how Exfm can be your next music hangout on the web.
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